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Tube labeling system AXON 2
Fast and reliable allocation of samples in labs with horizontal tube/vial position

Samples identified in real time

AXON 2 tube applicatorvergrößern

Tubes
Labeling tubes


Vials
Labeling vials

Unique labeling enables samples be assigned quick and reliably in labs. In practice, self-adhesive labels are applied individually to tubes or vials. 1D or 2D encoding enables samples be processed fully automated in transport and filing.

AXON has been designed for direct thermal and thermal transfer label printing. 300 dpi or 600 dpi print resolutions favor sharp-edge and high-contrast print images. The smallest codes and fonts can be verified reliably. A labeling cycle takes less than two seconds. Tubes and vials with or without a closure cap can be inserted by hand or automated by a handling system.

Symbols on the control panel support AXON be operated intuitively. Replacing a label roll or a ribbon is no big deal. In cases of cleaning or wear, print rollers and  transport rollers are easy to remove using a tool attached. RS232, USB, Ethernet, WLAN and Bluetooth ensure data be transferred. AXON integrates to Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

If no PC is plugged, variable data can be entered on a control panel, with the help of a keyboard or a scanner. 110 VAC to 240 VAC input voltage at 50 / 60 Hz, 24 VDC to 60 VDC are options

Comparison of the tube labeling systems

AXON 1
More information about AXON 1
AXON 2
AXON 2
AXON 1   AXON 2
Modules of a SQUIX 2P label printer and modules of the tube applicator are united in one chassis. Printer Standard SQUIX 4MP label printer providing an AXON 2 applicator
no more than 56 mm Label widths no more than 110 mm
vertical Tube / vial orientation horizontal
Once tubes or vials have been inserted to the retainer, they can be filled and sealed. Particularity Identified tubes and vials can be ejected automatically, for example to a tray.
7 - 26 mm, a maximum of 35 mm may be possible upon request Tube / vial diameters 7 - 22 mm
20 - 130 mm Tube / vial lengths 25 - 120 mm
Warning on a label roll ending
Codes be verified
Options -


Video: Tube labeling system AXON 2

For laboratories: Labeling tubes reliably in real time

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AXON 2 details1 Peel-off plate
Adapted specifically to tubes and vials

2 TRV 14 transport roller (Ø 14 mm)
Labels are applied to tubes or vials of diameters 10 mm to 22 mm. By moving the roller along the shaft to specified positions, closure caps or protruding threads remain located beside the roller.

Operations require labels no more than 56 mm wide and a Type 56 peel-off plate. In cases of smaller diameters or wider labels, adapted transport rollers are provided as options.

3 Pinch rollers
Aligned according to the length of a tube or vial
Tubes or vials are pressed against the transport roller as labels are applied.

4 Swivel arms providing a stop
Axial setting according to the length of a tube or vial and the label position

5 Material replacement
Pivoting the applicator simplifies labels or ribbons be replaced.

6 Tray
Tubes or vials ejected automatically after printing are collected.

More information about label priner SQUIX 4MP.


Control panel

Intuitive operation. Settings are easy to configure using self-explanatory symbols.

1 LED: Power ON

2 Status bar: Receive data, record datastream, warning on a ribbon ending, SD memory card / USB stick plugged, Bluetooth, WLAN, Ethernet, USB slave, Time

Printer status: Ready, pause, number of labels printed on a print job,
label in peel-off position, awaiting external start signal

4 USB slot to plug a service key or a memory stick, to store data in the internal IFFS printer memory

Operation

Print Print and apply labels step by step

Jump Jump to menu

Reprint  Reprint the last label

Interrupt   Interrupt and continue a print job

Stop  Stop and delete all print jobs

Label feed  Label feed

 

Setup options
Setup options

Print positions Y
Print positions Y

Print parameters
Print parameters

Print speeds
Print speeds

AXON 1 tube labeling system
Landscape or portrait display depending on the orientation of assembly

Display AXON 1
Rotation in steps of 90° by software command

SQUIX label printer representing AXON 2

Display AXON 2


Video tutorials

Video tutorials


Interfaces

1 Slot to plug a SD memory card

2 2 USB hosts to plug a service key, a USB stick, a keyboard, a barcode scanner, an USB Bluetooth adapter, an USB WLAN stick or an external control panel

3 USB 2.0 Hi-speed to plug a PC

4 Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s

5 RS232C 1,200 to 230,400 Baud / 8 Bit

Options

6 Digital I/O interface; SUB-D socket connector, 25 pins
compliant with IEC/EN 61131-2, Type 1+3
Inputs and outputs are galvanically isolated and protect from reverse polarity. Outputs are short-circuit proof.

PNP inputs
Start printing / applying a label
Print initial label
Reprint
Delete print job
Label removed
Stop printing / applying a label
Label feed
Pause
Reset

PNP, NPN outputs
Device ready
Print data available
Initial position / upper end limit
Paper feed ON
Label in peel-off position
Labeling position / lower end limit
Warning on a ribbon ending
Warning on a label roll ending*
Ribbon / Label roll ending
Collective error

Digitale I/O-Schnittstelle 24 VDC*AXON 1 only

or

2-Port Ethernet Switch 10/100 Mbit/s7 2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s

AXON 1 tube labeling system

AXON 1 interfaces

SQUIX label printer representing AXON 2

AXON 2 Interfaces

typical typical    possible possible     standard standard     Option option

Tube labeling system

Label printers providing AXON 2
SQUIX 4.3MP SQUIX 4MP SQUIX 4MP
Print head
Print method Thermal transfer typical typical typical
Print method Direct thermal typical möglich -
Print resolution dpi 300 300 600
Print speed mm/s 150 150 150
Print width mm max. 108.4 105.7 105.7
Material
Tubes/Vials Orientation at the time of a label be applied horizontal
Tubes/Vials Diameter mm 10 - 22 / If options are provided: 7 - 12
Tubes/Vials Length, closure cap included mm 25 - 120
Tubes/Vials Conicity (change in diameter) % max. 0.8
Labels1) Material Paper, plastics such as PET, PP
Labels    Width mm 5 - 56 / If options are provided: 5 - 110
Labels    Height mm at least 12
Labels    Thickness mm at least 0.05
Labels    Roll diameter mm max. 205
Labels    Core diameter mm 38 - 76
Labels    Winding outside
Liner Width mm 9 - 60 / If options are provided: 9 - 114
Liner Thickness2) mm 0.05
Ribbon Coating outside or inside
Ribbon Roll diameter mm max. 80
Ribbon Core diameter mm 25
Ribbon Length m max. 600
Ribbon Width mm 25 - 114
Printer dimensions and weights
Width x Height x Depth mm 252 x 288 x 520
Weight kg approx. 12
Label sensors / Position indicators
Transmissive sensor to detect labels or punch marks and materials ending, print marks on transparent materials
Reflective sensor bottom or top reflex to detect labels and materials ending, print marks on non-transparent materials
Sensor distance center to the contact edge centered mm 0 - 55
Interfaces
RS232-C 1,200 to 230,400 Baud / 8 Bit standard
USB 2.0 Hi-speed to plug a PC standard
Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s LPD, RawIP-Printing, SOAP-Webservice, OPC UA, WebDAV, DHCP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/FTPS, TIME, NTP, Zeroconf, SNMP, SMTP, VNC
1 USB host on the control panel to plug a service key, USB stick
2 USB hosts on the back of the device to plug a keyboard, barcode scanner, USB Bluetooth adapter, USB WLAN stick
Digital 24 VDC I/O interface Option
2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s Option
Operational data
Voltage 100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz, PFC standard
Voltage  24 - 60 VDC Option
Power input <10 W in standby / 100 W are typical
Temperature / Humidity: In operation +5 - 40 °C / 10 - 85 %, not condensing
Temperature / Humidity: On stock 0 - 60 °C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Temperature / Humidity: In transport –25 - 60 °C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Approvals CE (In-vitro), FCC Class A, ICES-3, cULus, CB, CCC, EAC, BIS, BSMI, KC-Mark, CoC Mexico
Control panel
LCD color touchscreen Screen diagonal " 4,3
LCD color touchscreen  Resolution - Width x Height px 272 x 480
 
  1. Limitations may apply when using small labels, thin materials or strong adhesive. Critical applications need testing.
  2. Peeling labels off a liner requires liner materials not thicker than the labels.

For a comparison of AXON 1 and AXON 2 technical data and other technical data, see the product brochure. (PDF)

Free and Open Source software are part of cab products. For information see www.cab.de/opensource

Options provided for SQUIX 4MP label printers

Slim DR4-M print rollers

AXON 2 Slim DR4-M print rollers
Print rollers

If narrow labels are in use, accurate print images require adapted print rollers. Enhanced roller wear and contamined print heads are avoided, so are errors during label feed.
DR4-M30 - labels no more than 25.4 mm wide
DR4-M60 - labels no more than 56.0 mm wide
DR4-M80 - labels no more than 76.0 mm wide

Peel-off plates

AXON 2 Peel-off plates
AXON 2 Peel-off plates

Feeding below a pulley promotes labels be dispensed reliably.
Type 56 - labels nor more than 56 mm wide (Ø14 mm)
Type 56 - labels nor more than 56 mm wide (Ø18 mm)
Type 110 - labels no more than 110 mm wide (Ø14 mm)
K Type - customer-specific, if closures of tubes or vials interfere with a standard peel-off plate


Interfaces

1 24 VDC - 60 VDC input voltage
Instead of standard power supply, a 24 VDC to 60 VDC module can be installed.24 VDC digital I/O interface

2 24 VDC digital I/O interface
SUB-D socket connector, 25 pins

or

2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s 3 2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s
Another terminal device can be plugged to a shared network. Signals loop through.

Options provided for the AXON 2 tube applicator

TRV 18 transport roller (Ø 18 mm) up to 56 mm label width

TRV 18 transport roller (Ø 18 mm)
TRV 18

Labels are applied to tubes or vials of diameters 7 mm to 12 mm. By moving the roller along the shaft to specified positions, closure caps or protruding threads remain located beside the roller. Operations require labels no more than 56 mm wide and a Type 56 peel-off plate.

Transport rollers

Transport rollers
Transportwalzen

If tubes with diameters 10 mm to 22 mm are in use
Type                maximum label width      peel-off plate
DR4-M30              25.4 mm                          56 mm
DR4-M60              56.0 mm                          56 mm
DR4-M80              76.0 mm                        110 mm
DR4                      110   mm                         110 mm

TRK transport roller, customer-specific

TRK transport roller, customer-specific
TRK transport roller, customer-specific

If tube or vial dimensions do not coincide with specified transport rollers

Type 56, type 110 or K Type peel-off plates are required.


Video: Tube labeling system AXON 2

For laboratories: Labeling tubes reliably in real time

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Documentation

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Here you can download firmware, drivers and software. Documentation on label software, printers programming and administration as well as integration of cab printers into SAP systems:
Label software

Software & Drivers

  • Firmware

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cabFirmwareUpdater
      Windows 32 & 64 bit (starting from Vista)
      ZIP - 14.11 MB 3.9.0.0 02/02/2021
      Firmware X4
      Firmware SQUIX | EOS2 | EOS5 | MACH 4S | HERMES Q | PX Q
      ZIP - 45.73 MB 5.38 15/10/2021
      Release Notes Firmware X4
      cab TXT - 63 KB 5.00 - 5.38 18/10/2021
  • Drivers

  • Software

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cablabel S3 Demo (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
      ZIP - 51.42 MB 1.4.0.3 30/09/2021
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
      ZIP - 63.99 MB 1.4.0.3 30/09/2021
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
      ZIP - 53.79 MB 1.4.0.3 30/09/2021
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
      ZIP - 64.25 MB 1.4.0.3 30/09/2021
    • Other languages

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